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Traffic at the Dubai International Financial Centre. Last year, it opened the DIFC Family Wealth Center, a registry for family offices that also offers advisory services, workshops, mentoring, dispute resolution and certification based on how "structured” their governance is.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2024
Dubai takes on Abu Dhabi in race for supremacy in family offices
Last year, the number of registered foundations in Dubai rose by 53%. In rival Abu Dhabi, the number jumped by 35%.
Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala addresses the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 26, 2024
WTO seeks modest outcome in UAE at 'critical juncture' for global trade
The stated goals is to set new global commerce rules, but even its ambitious chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sought to curb expectations.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to his supporters as he arrives at a rally in Guwahati, India, on Feb. 4.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
Modi flexes global muscle with Abu Dhabi visit and temple opening
While Islam is the UAE’s state religion, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has long had a strained relationship with India’s Muslim population.
The Yas Marina Circuit, home to Formula One's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be the scene of a different sort of race in April when driverless race cars take to the track.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Dec 21, 2023
Driverless race cars on track for April debut in Abu Dhabi
The driverless Dallara Super Formula SF23 open-wheel cars have a computer in place of the cockpit and no need for a steering wheel or seat.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping in Riyadh on Dec. 8, 2022.
Nov 25, 2023
Mideast wealth funds draw greater U.S. scrutiny over China ties
A U.S. committee is reviewing several multibillion dollar deals this year on concerns they could pose national security risks.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
A Western distraction from climate action
In a dangerous diversion, members of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament have demanded the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2022
Deadly drone strikes on UAE raise Gulf tensions and roil oil market
One of the biggest attacks to date on UAE soil ignited a fire at Abu Dhabi's main international airport on Monday and set fuel tanker trucks ablaze in a nearby industrial area.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2021
Japan’s Cosmo wins rights to explore for oil in Abu Dhabi
Even amid forecasts that global energy demand could peak as early as the 2030s, producers expect buyers to continue using oil for decades more as economies transition to cleaner fuels.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2020
Air transit hub UAE to suspend China flights, excluding Beijing
The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, on Monday suspended flights to and from China, except for Beijing, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2020
Abe and Abu Dhabi crown prince agree to secure a stable oil supply
Abe also briefed the crown prince on Japan's deployment of a destroyer and reconnaissance planes to the Middle East to safeguard commercial shipping, Japanese officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
SoftBank to seek $15 billion more for huge Saudi-backed Vision Fund
For SoftBank Group Corp., $100 billion (¥11 trillion) isn't enough. The conglomerate, which has reshaped the technology startup landscape with its Saudi-backed Vision Fund, is in talks with investors to add as much as $15 billion more to its already massive fund, according to people familiar with the...
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2019
For sale: The Chrysler Building, New York's Art Deco icon
The Chrysler Building, an Art Deco masterpiece that has been a defining image of New York City's skyline for decades, has been put up for sale, a minority owner of the building and a broker hired to market the property said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 26, 2018
Japan's Inpex wins Abu Dhabi offshore oil stake for $600 million
Japan's Inpex Corp. has won development rights for a 10 percent stake in Abu Dhabi's Lower Zakum offshore oil field at a price of $600 million.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2017
U.S. lifts laptop carry-on ban on flights from Abu Dhabi, aboard Etihad aircraft
The United States on Sunday lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying the United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2017
Mubadala of Abu Dhabi plans $15 billion investment in SoftBank tech fund
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Co. plans to invest as much as $15 billion in SoftBank Group Corp.'s Vision Fund and start two new venture capital funds to build its technology holdings.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 16, 2017
Inpex, ADNOC agree to extend joint oil field development in Abu Dhabi
Energy developer Inpex Corp. said Monday it has reached an agreement in principle with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) to extend the development of two oil fields off Abu Dhabi.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 1, 2015
Swiss solar plane crew raises $20 million needed to resume record solo circumnavigation
The Swiss solar-powered plane whose record-setting, round-the-world flight was put on hold in July by weather and battery trouble has raised the $20 million it needs to finish the trip, co-founder and pilot Andre Borschberg said on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2015
Inpex to acquire interest in crude oil field in Abu Dhabi
Energy developer Inpex Corp. aims to acquire a 40-year interest in a crude oil field in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, for $1.1 billion, sources close to the matter said Monday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 18, 2014
Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola
A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs "that may be consistent with Ebola," the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals